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Senate Budget Committee Weighs Florida's Role in Hurricane Maria Recovery

October 25, 2017 - 12:45pm

The storm may be over, but recovery is still a long road ahead -- and state lawmakers now have to grapple with how, exactly, Florida will help its Puerto Rican neighbors get back on their feet after Hurricane Maria.

Rick Scott Looks to Poach Chicago Businesses to Florida

October 24, 2017 - 4:45pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott will head to the Windy City for an economic development mission, hoping to lure Chicago-area businesses to the Sunshine State this week.

Senate Rejects Additional Funding for Florida Hurricane Recovery Efforts

October 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

The U.S. Senate gave the preliminary go-ahead for a $36.5 billion disaster relief package on Tuesday, but financial aid for one of the hardest hit areas -- Florida’s agriculture industry -- was left out of the measure. 

Post-Irma, Utility, Gas Companies Advance Hurricane Preparedness Efforts

October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Florida has come a long way since the busy 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. With 24 named storms hitting the Sunshine State between the two years, power companies — and Florida — had a lot to learn.

Florida Utility Companies Send in Drones to Speed Up Power Restoration

October 19, 2017 - 11:15am

Drones aren’t just fancy gadgets for tech nerds anymore.

Florida Town Seeks to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm

Medical marijuana dispensaries could be banned in a Florida city if the town gets its way.

U.S. Senate Committee Launches Investigation into Nursing Home Deaths

Jeanette Nuñez, Rene Garcia File Bill to Ban State from Investing in Businesses with Ties to Maduro Regime

October 17, 2017 - 6:45pm
Jeanette Nunez, Nicolas Maduro and Rene Garcia

Two Miami-area Republican lawmakers have filed legislation to prohibit Florida from doing business with companies involved with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Tuesday.

Pam Bondi: Contender For the Next Drug Czar?

October 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
Pam Bondi

A familiar Florida name is floating to the top of a list to become the next drug czar after President Donald Trump’s top pick for the job pulled his name from consideration for the position.

Scott Declares State of Emergency Before Richard Spencer's Visit to UF

October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Richard Spencer

Gov. Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency in Alachua County in anticipation of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida this week.

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